The Oregon Housing Conference will be August 19, 2019 at the Doubletree Hotel in Portland, Oregon.
The Oregon Housing Conference is a new interdisciplinary gathering of property owners and housing developers, lawmakers and public administrators, public health, law enforcement and community leaders, tenants and neighbors to discuss the ongoing Oregon housing crisis.
The goal of the conference is to educate the community and increase opportunities for low income housing in Oregon, with a special interest in housing for people in recovery from mental illness and addiction.
We welcome Keris Jän Myrick, MBA, MS Chief of Peer Services, for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health to give our keynote address.
Keris Myrick is Chief of Peer Services for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Ms. Myrick was previously the Director of the Office of Consumer Affairs for the Center for Mental Health Services at SAMHSA. She is a leading mental health advocate and executive, known for her innovative and inclusive approach to mental health reform and the public disclosure of her personal story.
Ms. Myrick was President and CEO of Project Return Peer Support Network, a Los Angeles-based, peer-run nonprofit. She was the President of NAMI and served as a consultant to the American Psychiatric Association Office of Minority and National Affairs. She has been an advisor providing assistance with the psychiatry component of the Recovery to Practice project. Ms. Myrick’s story is featured in the CalMHSA documentary A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness.
Ms. Myrick’s belief in the strength of relationships to aid in recovery was featured in interviews in Psychiatric Times and the New York Times. She is known for her collaborative style and innovative “whole person” approach to mental health care. Ms. Myrick has an MS in organizational psychology from Alliant International University, and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.
Sessions for the Oregon Housing Conference are being planned now. A draft of the conference program is available HERE. This program WILL change. Keep checking in for updates.
Sponsorships with exhibit tables are available now.
Registration is now open. Click the badge above to get started.
The Oregon Housing Conference welcomes people with disabilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact the conference coordinator. Requests should be made at least 10 days prior to the event.